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Address: 713 Center Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 656 5146
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The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder...

The luxurious mid 19th century home of entrepreneur and Oregon City founder John McLoughlin.

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Run by volunteers the house is only open two days a week but it's a trip worth taking. Interesting history about early Oregon and John McLaughlin himself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Amy S
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West Linn, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this... Wonderful History, graves on site as well. Nice that there is still some history right in the middle of town.

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Tualatin, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We took a tour of the historic home of Dr. McLoughlin in Oregon City in April, 2016. Our guide, Bob, was a fountain of historical information on this founding father of Oregon, Dr. McLoughlin, who first came to Oregon in 1829 while working for the Hudson Bay Company. Dr. McLoughlin settled Oregon City, started many mills and businesses in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I went to elementary school in Oregon City, but unfortunately missed the field trip to the McLoughlin house. The day I went, the ranger on duty was none other than my seventh grade social studies teacher (so there's my bias). My guide was Bob Hill, whose family came over on the Oregon Trail in 1853. I am well-versed in Oregon... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Learn all about the history of one of the founding fathers of the west. The house could stand some restoration but the history lesson is still good.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is unfortunate that this home does not allow interior photography. They claim security but they have photos of their site on line. Restricted hours of two days a week makes it difficult for people to plan on coming. Very little was owned by the McLoughlins with the exception of the dining room. Lots of steps to the second floor... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of history here and knowledgable docents to tell the story but very little of the contents actually belonged to the family. They also hold lots of special classes and it is kid friendly. Not good if you can't climb stairs.

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Oregon Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This whole historic district is a pleasant area, but we missed the McLoughlin House being open as we didn't think to check ahead for opening hours. The grounds are open and free so we walked around and checked out the two-person cemetery. The lettering is so faded we couldn't read it. Would be nice if there were a sign. We... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Run by volunteers the house is only open two days a week but it's a trip worth taking. Interesting history about early Oregon and John McLaughlin himself.

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Thank Amy S
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dr. John McLoughlin's home in Oregon City, Oregon, is a fascinating glimpse not only of Oregon history, but of his huge influence on the history of the United States west of the Mississippi. As Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company in Vancouver, WA, he rescued and supplied endangered wagon trains before 1846, ones arriving on the Oregon Trail seeking... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a fun historical tour. The person who gave the tour was very nice, informed, and could answer all our questions. It was just a little bit too short.

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